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Intel envisions modular computing future

Call it grid computing. Or modular computing. Or policy-based computing or utiliy computing. Intel Corp., which is opting for the modular designation, is preaching distribution of processing power to boost performance and reliability.

Macromedia unites multiple media types

Macromedia on Tuesday is set to announce availability of Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX, which unites communications and applications to boost Web sites, the company said.

Software bugs cost $59.5 billion a year, study says

Software bugs cost the U.S. economy an estimated US$59.5 billion per year, or 0.6 percent of the gross domestic product, according to a newly released study by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Unified Modeling Language upgrade proceeds

The UML (Unified Modeling Language) standard would be fitted with a modeling library for implementing tools, under a plan to be submitted to the Object Management Group on Wednesday.

Microsoft exec touts OS evolution

Operating systems need to evolve from performing traditional file management and I/O tasks to learning and accommodating user behaviors, a Microsoft Corp. executive said Tuesday during a keynote presentation at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Confer...

Panel calls for chip standards

Software and standards are critical to the development of microprocessors as they become more pervasive and powerful, panelists said at a roundtable session here at the Embedded Processor Forum on Tuesday evening.

Google unveils Web search engine query API

Google on Thursday released Google Web APIs (application programming interfaces) service, which enables developers to query more than 2 billion Web documents accessible from the Google search engine via their own computer programs, according to the c...

ThinkFree readies MS-compatible office suite

ThinkFree.com Corp. on Monday plans to unveil ThinkFree Offfice 2.0, a server-based office productivity suite featuring Microsoft Office-compatible word processing, spreadsheet and presentation graphics programs.

Study: Mobile commerce to remain a niche

Although the United States has the largest base of cell phone users in the world, Internet-capable wireless phones will account for less than 2 percent of online shopping in the country by 2006, according to a study released this week by Jupiter Medi...

IBM Research Envisions Pervasive Computing

An IBM official at the Microprocessor Forum 2000 conference Tuesday presented a vision of "pervasive computing" that could entail computerising everything from refrigerators to earrings, and may require application of quantum mechanics and atomic phy...

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